Hub 2023.1 Help

ZIP Installation

The Hub ZIP distribution is available for download on the JetBrains website.

The Hub ZIP is a cross-platform distribution. You can use this distribution to install and run Hub on Linux, macOS, and Windows.

The procedure for installing Hub with this distribution is similar for all operating systems. All you need to do is select the appropriate application and run the script that is supported by your operating system.

Operating System




Command Line Interface




Command Prompt


To install Hub with a ZIP distribution:

  1. Download the ZIP distribution from the JetBrains website.

  2. Create a directory on your server to use as the home directory for Hub. Extract the files from the ZIP archive and select this directory as the destination folder.

  3. In a command-line interface, change the directory to <Hub home directory>/bin.

  4. Enter a command to start the installation:

    • If you enter ./ run, the console is blocked until the service is stopped.

    • If you enter ./ start, the console is only blocked during the startup process.

    If you do not have a web browser installed on the host machine, follow the command with the --no-browser option. For example, ./ start --no-browser.

  5. Continue with the installation in the web-based Configuration Wizard.

    • If you have a browser installed on the host machine, the Configuration Wizard opens automatically.

    • If you do not have a web browser installed on the host machine, open the URL of the wizard in a web browser on another workstation. The wizard URL is printed in the console output:

      JetBrains Hub <version> will be available on [<Hub Base URL>/bundle/starting] after start
  6. In the Configuration Wizard, click Set up.

    Configuration wizard
  7. On the Confirm Settings page, confirm or change the basic system settings.

    Install Hub: Basic settings

    Here you can also enable the built-in TLS to secure the network connection for the server. For detailed procedure, read the Enable HTTPS during Installation page.




    Lets you to enable or disable the built-in TLS and configure the secure the network connection to your server. If you enable HTTPS, the TLS specific settings are displayed.

    Built-in TLS settings

    See the TLS Settings page for details.

    Base URL

    The URL where end users access Hub.

    Application Listen Port

    The port your Hub server listens to after installation.

    The listen port must be accessible to end users or to the reverse proxy server, if one is in use. This may require explicitly opening access to this port through the firewall.


    The default language that is shown in the user interface.

  8. Expand the Advanced Settings section to confirm or change the locations where Hub stores product data.

    Hub install settings http advanced



    Data Directory Location

    The directory where Hub stores content data.

    Backup Location

    The directory where Hub stores backups of the database.

    Logs Location

    The directory where Hub stores log files.

    Temp Location

    The directory where Hub stores product-specific temporary files.

    To change the location for any of these file types, click the Change button and select a new location.

  9. To share usage statistics with JetBrains, keep the Send usage statistics anonymously option enabled. This feature helps JetBrains track usage statistics to make Hub better. We never share collected data with any third party.

  10. When done, click Next.

  11. On the Configure Hub Service page, enter and confirm the password for the system administrator account. The default username is admin.

    Install Hub: Hub service settings

    To assign a different username to the administrator account, edit the Create Admin Login setting.

    Optionally, deselect the Enable login as guest option to ban the guest user account.

  12. When done, click Next.

  13. On the Confirm License page, verify the license name and key.

    Hub install license
  14. When done, click Finish.

    • The configuration is applied to your Hub server.

    Do not close the page in the browser until the setup is complete. When the Hub server is ready:

    • If you disabled guest user account, you are redirected to the login page.

    • If you enabled guest user account, you are redirected to the Dashboard.

That's it. Your Hub service is installed and ready for use.

Last modified: 28 September 2023